APU HRMT416 FULL COURSE [ ALL DISCUSSIONS ALL QUIZES ALL ASSIGNMENTS AND FINAL PAPER ]

    Topic for Discussion:Human resource development, as we discussed, can be a stand-alone function, or it can be one of the primary functions within the HRM department. How is training conducted in your organization? Briefly discuss with your fellow classmates and formulate ways that training and HRD can be improved upon in your department or organization..apus.edu/access/content/group/management-common/Dr%20Daniel%20Hladky/Rubrics/Undergraduate%20Discussion%20Board%20Grading%20Rubric%201.2014.docx”>Forum Rubric (Link)Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please respond to a minimum of 2 students. Include a minimum of (3) references or sources to support your ideas, arguments, and opinions. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions. Please review the forum grading rubrics in order to understand your responses in the forum will be graded.WEEK 2Topic for Discussion:This week’s lesson deals with different learning styles and the adult learning model or andragogical learning models. How is learning facilitated in your organization or workplace? Are training needs met in your opinion? If so how? If not, how could they be improved?.apus.edu/access/content/group/management-common/Dr%20Daniel%20Hladky/Rubrics/Undergraduate%20Discussion%20Board%20Grading%20Rubric%201.2014.docx”>Forum Rubric (Link)Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please respond to a minimum of 2 students. Include a minimum of (3) references or sources to support your ideas, arguments, and opinions. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions. Please review the forum grading rubrics in order to understand your responses in the forum will be graded.WEEK 3Topic for Discussion:Most of us have either given or participated in lecture type training at one time or another either in school or in our organizational training. Based upon your research, past experiences, and readings from the text, what is your opinion regarding the effectiveness of the lecture method. What can be done to ensure a lecture is effective?.apus.edu/access/content/group/management-common/Dr%20Daniel%20Hladky/Rubrics/Undergraduate%20Discussion%20Board%20Grading%20Rubric%201.2014.docx”>Forum Rubric (Link)Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please respond to a minimum of 2 students. Include a minimum of (3) references or sources to support your ideas, arguments, and opinions. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions. Please review the forum grading rubrics in order to understand how your responses in the forum will be graded.WEEK 4Topic for Discussion:Discuss what your experiences have been with new orientation or onboarding procedures into a new organization. What was your best experience and why? The worst? After reading the lesson from the textbook and conducting independent research, what would you have done better to improve the process? .apus.edu/access/content/group/management-common/Dr%20Daniel%20Hladky/Rubrics/Undergraduate%20Discussion%20Board%20Grading%20Rubric%201.2014.docx”>Grading RubricInstructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please respond to a minimum of 2 students. Include a minimum of (3) references or sources to support your ideas, arguments, and opinions. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions. Please review the forum grading rubrics in order to understand how your responses in the forum will be graded.IniWEEK 5Topic for Discussion:Think about the last time you had a problem or were disappointed with your own performance, either on the job or in one of your classes. Try to identify the cause or causes of this problem, and discuss what you think could be done to correct it and to avoid the same problem in the future..apus.edu/access/content/group/management-common/Dr%20Daniel%20Hladky/Rubrics/Undergraduate%20Discussion%20Board%20Grading%20Rubric%201.2014.docx”>Grading RubricInstructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please respond to a minimum of 2 students. Include a minimum of (3) references or sources to support your ideas, arguments, and opinions. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions. Please review the forum grading rubrics in order to understand how your responses in the forum will be graded.WEEK 6Topic for Discussion:Based upon your research and the readings from the text, what do you feel are the similarities and differences between employee coaching and employee counseling? Which is more effective and why? Do you have any personal experiences to relate regarding counseling or coaching in your own professional career or work?.apus.edu/access/content/group/management-common/Dr%20Daniel%20Hladky/Rubrics/Undergraduate%20Discussion%20Board%20Grading%20Rubric%201.2014.docx”>Grading RubricInstructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please respond to a minimum of 2 students. Include a minimum of (3) references or sources to support your ideas, arguments, and opinions. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions. Please review the forum grading rubrics in order to understand how your responses in the forum will be graded.WEEK 7Topic for Discussion:Please discuss the main functions of organizational development (OD) and what you feel is the most important issue facing HR Managers, employees, and organizations today..apus.edu/access/content/group/management-common/Dr%20Daniel%20Hladky/Rubrics/Undergraduate%20Discussion%20Board%20Grading%20Rubric%201.2014.docx”>Grading RubricInstructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please respond to a minimum of 2 students. Include a minimum of (3) references or sources to support your ideas, arguments, and opinions. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions. Please review the forum grading rubrics in order to understand how your responses in the forum will be graded.WEEK 8HR Headline: Facing the Workforce of the FutureThe diversity of the U.S. population has changed significantly over the past decade, and more shifts are expected over the next 20 years. Some examples include: 1) construction firms are employing a large number of Hispanic/Latinos and they must adapt their recruiting, training, and safety practices to reflect this diversity in their workforce; 2) Harley-Davidson increased the number of minority and women managers and workers by 20% over the past decade which has resulted in more African America, Latino, and women customers; 3) long-haul trucking companies are focusing on recruiting and training women to counter an expected shortage of 111,000 drivers by 2014.Questions for Discussion: Please correspond with at least two members of the class and discuss this subject.1. What do you think are the major reasons that more organizations are recruiting a diverse workforce?2. What are some ways that recruiting would be done differently to attract more African Americans? Latinos? Women?3. What are some ways that training would be done differently for African Americans? Latinos? Women?QUIZ 1Question 1 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsSecondary HRM functions include?A.Compensation & benefits, recruiting, & staffing.B.Selection, coaching, and benefits.Correct C.Organization/job design, research & information systems, performance management.Feedback: Correct! Great job!Question 2 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsTraining and development focus’ on changing orimproving….A….skills and skill sets of workers.Correct B….the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of individuals.C….the new technology training needed to get promoted.Feedback: Correct! Great job!Question 3 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsThe role of the HRD professional involved in an OD intervention is generally tofunction as a _________?A.teacher and good example.B.Mentor and teacher.Correct C.change agent.Feedback: Correct! Great job!Question 4 of 100.0/ 10.0 PointsWho has the primary responsibility for all HRD activities?Incorrect A.The owner of the organization.B.the department training manager.C.The Chief Learning Officer (CLO)Feedback: Incorrect. See page 18 from the text.Question 5 of 10External influences on employee behavior include….Correct A….the general state of the economy, the various governmental laws, regulations, and regulatory agencies.B….workers abilities, selection, and training.C….the variables between technology. training methods, and organizational location.Question 6 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsThe term Pygmalion effect is also known or referred to as?A.A transitional training approach in HRD.Correct B.A self fulfilling prophecy.C.Training presented in the same language for everyone.Question 7 of 100.0/ 10.0 PointsAccording to the text what is the cornerstone of learning theory?A.The concept of association.B.The concept of multiculturalism.Incorrect C.Pedagogical learning theory.Question 8 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsThe terms andragogy and pedagogy according to Knowles refer to what?A.Pedagogy referes to adult learning; while andragogy refers to child learning.B.Pedagogy referes to dog training; while andragogy refers to human learning.Correct C.Pedagogy referes to child learning; while andragogy refers to adult learning.Question 9 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsHow many principles does the text describe that can be used for the effective training and development of older adults?A.TenCorrect B.FiveC.6Feedback: Correct! Good job!Question 10 of 10According to the text an effective person analysis should consist of two components. What are they?Correct A.Summary person analysis and diagnosticperson analysisB.Personality and charisma.C.Emotional intelligence & job experience.QUIZ 2Question 1 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsAn organization following effective HRD practices will have completed Phase I of the training and HRD process; what is phase one called?A.A needs assessment.B.A descriptive training summary.C.A baseline training score.D.HRD summary of training needsFeedback: Correct! Good job!Question 2 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsThe purpose of train-the-trainer programs is to?A.Provide the best employees possible for new technologies as they emerge.B.Ensure that training meets the needs assessment criteria.C.Provide the most cost effective training possible to the organization with the best return on investment.D.Provide subject matter experts (SMEs)with the necessary instructional knowledge and skills to design and implement a trainingprogram.Feedback: Correct! Good job!Question 3 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsWhich learning method according to the text requires active engagement and experience on the part of the learner?A.Active engagement learning.B.The Professional learning approach.C.The Experiential learning approach.D.The Rating system approach.Feedback: Correct! Good answer!Question 4 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsA popular training technique, role playing, is reportedly used by what percent of organizations?A.35%B.25%C.15%D.Less that 10%Feedback: Correct! Good answer!Question 5 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsOnce the needs assessment data has been collected, the focus now turns to designing an effective HRD program. The key activities involved in designing an HRD program are:A.collecting, analyzing, implementing the strategies needed for improvement.B.Planning, implementing, analyzing once the training concludes.C.Training, planning, implementing, and evaluating the programs and trainers.D.Setting objectives, selecting the trainer or vendor, developing a lesson plan, selecting program methods and techniques, preparing materials, and scheduling the program.Feedback: Correct! Good Job!Question 6 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsThe process of adjusting to a new organization is called?A.The adjustment or break-in period.B.The organizational socialization period.C.The worker integration period.D.The employee survey period.Feedback: Correct! Best answer!Question 7 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsAccording to the text, what does the term realistic job preview (RJP) mean?A.Explaining the most important positive aspects of the job or position.B.Explaining the bonus and compensation programs of a new position.C.Determining the needs of the worker and meeting those expectations.D.Providing recruits with complete informationabout a job and an organization.Feedback: Correct! Best answer!Question 8 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsHRD evaluation is defined as….A.An integrated approach to the development of processes and systems to improve performance and profits.B.The systematic collection of descriptive and judgmental information necessary to make effective training decisions related to the selection, adoption, value, and modification of various instructional activities.C.An empirical approach to learning the most from the organizational mission and incorporating the culture into the recruiting, selection, and training of older workers.D.An informational approach to learning and providing corrective actions designed to correct ineffective behavior and HRM modelsFeedback: Correct! Good answer!Question 9 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsThe most popular and influential framework for training evaluation is articulated by?A.KirkpatrickB.MaslowC.KnowlesD.EinsteinFeedback: Correct! Good job!Question 10 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsAccording to the text, Holton’s training and evaluation criteria contains:A.Four levels: Reaction, Learning, Job Behavior, and ResultsB.Six stages: Goal Setting, Program Design, Program Implementation, Immediate Outcomes, Intermediate or Usage Outcomes, and Impacts and WorthC.Four levels: Context, Input, Process, and ProductD.Five categories of variables and therelationships among them: Secondary Influences, Motivation Elements, Environmental Elements, Outcomes, Ability/Enabling ElementsQUIZ 3Question 1 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsAccording to the text, how many activities are typically associated with employee counseling programs?A.EightB.FiveC.TenD.SixFeedback: !Question 2 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsWhat are job-based programs operatingwithin a work organization for the purposes of identifying troubled employees,motivating them to resolve their troubles, and providing access to counseling ortreatment for those employees who need these services?A.Human Activities Programs (HAPS)B.Motivational Assistance Programs (MAPS)C.Employee Assistance Programs (EAPS)D.Supervisory Assiatance Programs (SAPS)Feedback: !Question 3 of 1010.0/ 10.0 Pointswhen did the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 take effect?A.January 1, 1996B.January 1, 1997C.January 1, 1998D.January 1, 1999Feedback: !Question 4 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsAny activity, program, or opportunity initiated by an organization, which focuses on reducingthe presence of work-related stressors or on assisting individuals to minimize the negative outcomes of exposure to these stressors are defined as?A.Training Aptitude Programs (TAPS)B.Stress management programs or interventions (SMIs)C.Mental Aptitude Training Systems (MAPS)D.Employee Assistance Programs (EAPS)Feedback: !Question 5 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsWhat percentage of US adults suffer from hypertension?A.29%B.35%C.18%D.10%Feedback: !Question 6 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsWhat are the six issues that create challenges for HRD professionals?A.Pay and compensation programs, stress reduction programs, employee training, recruiting, selection, diversity programsB.Emerging technologies, the environment, economic pressures, location of the organization, employee training, recruitingC.Stress management, worker turnover, global recruiting efforts, new selection processes, health care benefits, and compensation programs.D.Increasing workforce diversity, competing in a global economy, eliminating the skillsgap, the need for lifelong learning, facilitating organizational learning, and addressingethical dilemmas.Feedback: ! Good work!Question 7 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsFrom the text, Greenhaus and Schein describe the term Career as several themes underlying different definitions of the term, including:A.The property of an occupation or organization.B.Advancement.C.Status of a profession.D.All of the above.Feedback: !Question 8 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsWhat term describes “a deliberate process of (1) becoming aware of self, opportunities, constraints, choices, and consequences; (2) identifying career-related goals; and (3) programming work, education, and related developmental experiences to provide the direction, timing, and sequence of steps to attain a specific career goal?A.Career PlanningB.Career ProgressionC.Career EnhancementD.Career ChoiceFeedback: !Question 9 of 1010.0/ 10.0 PointsIn dicussing Erikson’s Model of Adult Development. Erikson proposes that people progress through how many stages during the course of their life?A.Five stagesB.Eight stagesC.Ten stagesD.Seven stagesFeedback: !Question 10 of 100.0/ 10.0 PointsLevinson proposes that adult lives progress through how many seasons or eras during their lives?A.EightB.FiveC.NineD.FourFeedback: . See page 389 of the text.The four eras proposed by Levinson are pre-adulthood, early adulthood, middleadulthood, and late adulthood.Assignment InstructionsInstructions:This week you are to write a research paper comparing and contrasting thepedagogical and andragogicalapproaches to instruction and learning. Suppose the senior supervisor or manager of your organization asks you to design a program to increase employee awareness of sexual harassment and train your workers in the appropriate ways to deal with harassment complaints. Which principles (from either approach) do you feel might be useful? Support your choices.IMPORTANT!!Submit your work as an MS WORD ATTACHMENT in either a .doc, .docx, or .rtf format.Please support your ideas, arguments, and opinions with independent research, include at leastthree (3) supporting references or sources (NOT Wikipedia, unknown, or anonymous sources), format your work in proper APA format, include a cover page, minimum of 2 FULL pages of written content, double space all work, include a reference section, and cite all listed references properly in text in accordance with the 6th edition of the APA manual, chapters 6 & 7.LATE POLICY: Students are expected to submit classroom assignments by the posted due date and to complete the course according to the published class schedule. The due date for each assignment is listed under each Assignment. As adults, students, and working professionals, I understand you must manage competing demands on your time. We all know that “life happens” but it is important to adhere as closely to the deadlines in the class as possible.Should you need additional time to complete an assignment, please contact me before the due date so we can discuss the situation and determine an acceptable resolution. If arrangements are not made in advance, a late penalty of 10% will be assessed for any assignment submitted 1-7 days past the due date. Assignments will not be accepted after the 7th day. No work will be accepted past the final day of class.WEEK 5Assignment InstructionsInstructions:This week you are to write a research paper regarding an organization of your chioce that is contemplating using a team-based approach to increase productivity and reduce costs. What training issues would the organization be likely to face? How could the organization address these issues? Be sure to conduct research into similar type organizations to uncover the specific areas that might be relevant to your organization and their training needs.Submission Instructions: IMPORTANT!!Submit your work as an MS WORD ATTACHMENT in either a .doc, .docx, or .rtf format.Please support your ideas, arguments, and opinions with independent research, include at least three (3) supporting references or sources(NOT Wikipedia, unknown, or anonymous sources), format your work in proper APA format, include a cover page, minimum of 2 FULL pages of written content, double space all work, include a reference section, and cite all listed references properly in text in accordance with the 6th edition of the APA manual, chapters 6 & 7.LATE POLICY: Students are expected to submit classroom assignments by the posted due date and to complete the course according to the published class schedule. The due date for each assignment is listed under each Assignment. As adults, students, and working professionals, I understand you must manage competing demands on your time. We all know that “life happens” but it is important to adhere as closely to the deadlines in the class as possible.Should you need additional time to complete an assignment, please contact me before the due date so we can discuss the situation and determine an acceptable resolution. If arrangements are not made in advance, a late penalty of 10% will be assessed for any assignment submitted 1-7 days past the due date. Assignments will not be accepted after the 7th day. No work will be accepted past the final day of class.AssignmentWEEK 7 InstructionsInstructions:This week you are expected to write a research paper about coaching within organizations. In addition to coaching, what other aspects do you think are necessary for an organization to have an effective performance management system? Why? Conduct research into several different organizations and explain what concepts they utilize to achieve an effective performance management system.IMPORTANT!!Submit your work as an MS WORD ATTACHMENT in either a .doc, .docx, or .rtf format.Please support your ideas, arguments, and opinions with independent research, include at least three (3) supporting references or sources(NOT Wikipedia, unknown, or anonymous sources), format your work in proper APA format, include a cover page, minimum of 2 FULL pages of written content, double space all work, include a reference section, and cite all listed references properly in text in accordance with the 6th edition of the APA manual, chapters 6 & 7.LATE POLICY: Students are expected to submit classroom assignments by the posted due date and to complete the course according to the published class schedule. The due date for each assignment is listed under each Assignment. As adults, students, and working professionals, I understand you must manage competing demands on your time. We all know that “life happens” but it is important to adhere as closely to the deadlines in the class as possible.Should you need additional time to complete an assignment, please contact me before the due date so we can discuss the situation and determine an acceptable resolution. If arrangements are not made in advance, a late penalty of 10% will be assessed for any assignment submitted 1-7 days past the due date. Assignments will not be accepted after the 7th day. No work will be accepted past the final day of class.WEEK 8The Final Project requires you to develop a training and Organizational Development (OD) proposal and presentation to senior management targeted at improving diversity training within an organization of your choice. Many organizations have extended managing diversity programs beyond HRD programs and processes by changing human resource management (HRM) policies and programs to meet the special needs of the new workforce. A growing number of organizations are holding managers formally accountable for diversity goals, for example, incorporating such goals into their performance evaluation process. As the HRD manager of your organization what new training programs and processes would you propose to senior management to develop effective recruiting methods to attract more minorities and women to your organization? Explain how HRD methods can be used to help manage a culturally diverse workforce. How will you overcome language and discrimination issues that will ultimately lead to a climate in which all employees can thrive within the organization and contribute to its success?Submission Instructions: Submit your work as an MS Powerpoint (.ppt) presentation. Your presentation should include at least 8 presentation slides in addition to a title slide, introduction slide, and references at the end of your presentation. Your grade will based upon research conducted, effectiveness of the training, critical thought, and APA format.Please support your ideas, arguments, and opinions with independent research, include at leastthree (3) supporting references or sources(NOT Wikipedia, unknown, or anonymous sources), include a reference section, and cite all listed references properly in text in accordance with the 6th edition of the APA manual, chapters 6 & 7.

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